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Situational awareness:

  • SmileDirectClub is aiming for a $1 billion IPO in September. (CNBC)
  • The London Stock Exchange said it will buy Refinitiv, formerly Thomson Reuters, in a $27 billion deal. (Reuters)
  • The US will get data on initial jobless claims, construction spending and 2 readings on manufacturing this morning. (MarketWatch)
  • The Bank of England held rates steady but lowered its growth forecast for the U.K. as the British pound fell below $1.21. (The Guardian)